If you’ve been told that you need orthodontic treatment, you’ve inevitably wondered if there’s a cheaper option than metal braces or Invisalign. A simple Internet search will result in hundreds of tutorials on how to straighten your teeth with superglue, rubber and hair bands, floss and even paper clips. Vloggers promise ways to fix your smile at home and at a fraction of the normal cost. If this sounds too good to be true, you’re right — DIY braces can actually cause further damage to your teeth. In this post, your dentist explains why you should always leave dental work to the professionals.(more…)
June 26, 2019
April 4, 2019
April has been set aside as National Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and the focus is on preventive care, and how it can contribute to preserving more than just your oral health. As you continue reading, discover how a visit to your dentist for preventive maintenance, which includes an oral cancer screening, could save your life!(more…)
March 16, 2019
Everyone battles bad breath at one time or another. Whether you’ve just eaten a pizza with lots of garlic and onions or just woken up and haven’t brushed your teeth yet, bad breath can happen to the best of us. However, just because it happens doesn’t mean it should be a normal occurrence. In fact, if bad breath is a common occurrence for you, it may be because of an underlying issue. Hear from a dentist who shares some of the common causes of bad breath and what you can do to combat it.(more…)
March 3, 2019
Dental implants are more than a way to restore lost teeth. They’re also the key to a bright and beautiful smile and all the possibilities it entails. Implants avoid the problems and limitations of adhesive dentures and other, more traditional approaches. When properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime, just like healthy natural teeth.(more…)
January 20, 2019
Canker sores affect about 20% of the US population. Controlling this problem comes down to knowing its causes and managing the symptoms. Obtaining lasting relief may require dietary changes or seeking professional care from your dentist.(more…)
December 4, 2018
The months of November through March are considered to be flu season, so if you find yourself with the sniffles, your first priority is to be relieved of the symptoms as fast as you can. While there are countless products available to suppress and treat your sickness, your dentist says you should always be aware of what ingredients are in the products and the possible effects they can have on your oral health. Read on to learn 4 valuable flu season tips to keep in mind.(more…)
November 15, 2018
Sometimes, no matter what you do to avoid it, you still come down with a cold, or worse, the flu. And while it’s understandable that the very last thing you’d think about is your teeth and gums, you might be surprised at how much having a clean, healthy mouth can make you feel better and avoid some of the oral health pitfalls you can encounter when you’re sick. Below are 5 simple tips from a dentist for how to feel better this cold and flu season and also maintain a healthy smile at the same time!
October 2, 2018
Halloween is right around the corner, and you know what that means: you and your family’s favorite candies and sweet treats are here too. Watching your kids dress up in their superhero or princess costumes is definitely a highlight of the year. Plus, what’s not to like about a holiday that encourages eating chocolate? It’s definitely okay to indulge, but you can take some steps to ensure you and your children have a healthy Halloween. Keep reading to learn some precautions you can take to keep you and your family free of spooky cavities.
September 2, 2018
Do you maintain good oral healthcare? You brush in the morning and at night and you floss every day. Your smile looks beautiful and white, and your gums are healthier than ever. There are a lot of steps you can incorporate in your oral healthcare routine, but there’s one you could be forgetting: cleaning your tongue. Without your tongue, you wouldn’t be able to eat, speak, or taste food properly. This major mouth feature plays a huge role in our daily lives, but we rarely pay it any mind. Keep reading to learn how to clean your tongue properly and why it’s important from a trusted dentist.
August 8, 2018
According to recent research, there appears to be a correlation between individuals who start treatment for their sleep apnea and their body weight. While it makes sense that having a more restful night’s sleep should provide more energy, the assistance that positive airway pressure machines provide could actually cause people with sleep apnea to rely on them more than they should.
In today’s post, we’ll examine the data we have now so you can learn more about the debate!